Led by Dr Marta Mathea Radwan
Norden Farm’s Daytime Choir is a fun, friendly, non-auditioned choir for everyone. We learn by ear, so you don’t need music experience. Our music ranges from gospel, world and jazz to pop and classical - anything that sounds great and is a joy to sing. Joining us is a great way to meet people and sing your stress away.
13 Oct - 17 Nov, exc 27 Oct (5 weeks)
24 Nov - 15 Dec (4 weeks)
12 Jan - 9 Feb (5 weeks)
23 Feb - 22Mar (5 weeks)
Drop in: 19 Apr & 26 Apr
£12 per session | £50 for 5 week course | £40 for 4 week course
Suitable for 18+ years
About the tutor
Dr Marta Mathea Radwan is an award-winning vocalist, composer and musical director. Heralding from Poland and with over 30 years' experience in musical performance, Marta conducts choirs around London, including: jazz group Alle Choir London, Offbeat a cappella community choirs in Acton and Richmond, and Singing for Fun groups at Brunel University London.
Led by Seann Wilkinson
A non-audition community choir open to all. Working on everything from Madonna to Les Mis, from gospel to pop - this is an opportunity to meet people, learn some harmonies and sing your hearts out. No experience required. Enthusiasm absolutely necessary!
Tues 5 Sept - 19 Dec (exc 24 Oct)
7.30pm – 9pm
£11 per session | £150 per 15 week term
Led by Creative Eye.
Norden Farm's Crafternoons are relaxed crafting sessions for older people.
Get crafty with a range of activities, or bring along your own projects to work on with support from tutor Kayleigh Robinson.
You can learn new skills, meet new people and try something new, a cup of tea is included with the ticket price. If you are unable to attend in person you can log on from home to chat and join in the session.
Wed 29 Nov Christmas Cards
Wed 6 Dec Christmas Gnome Hanging Ornament
Wed 13 Dec Salt Dough Ornament
Wed 20 Dec Fabric Tree Ornament
Wed 10 Jan Mini Wooden Boxes
Wed 17 Jan Rock Cactus
Wed 24 Jan Scrap Fabric Wreaths
Wed 31 Jan Wooden Squirrel Feeder Box
Wed 14 Feb Button Flowers
Wed 21 Feb Wooden Bookmarks
Wed 28 Feb Wooden Hanging Sign Decoupage
Wed 6 Mar Squeegee Art
Wed 13 Mar Mug Decorating
Wed 20 Mar Mini Scented Pouches
Wed 27 Mar Easter Wreath
Wed 3 Apr Wooden 3D Bird Hanging Decoration
Wed 10 Apr Magnets
Wed 17 Apr Wire Tree
Wed 24 Apr Paper Fans
There will be no session on Wed 7 Feb
Social Arts Crafternoons is a partially funded project run by Norden Farm with support from The Berkshire Community Foundation.
Suitable for ages 60+ years.
2pm - 3pm
£5 per session, including a cup of tea
These are blended sessions, where you can take part in person at Norden Farm or online via Zoom.
If you need transport to Norden Farm for this session please contact Jess Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01628 682563 to talk through your requirements.
Led by Julie Potter
This class is suited to those who have been practising for at least 6. My intention for this class is to move our practise forward, explore different avenues and approaches to the traditional postures. We will be aiming to be going deeper into ‘awareness’ and ‘noticing’.
The yoga I teach is an evolution of over 20 years of practice and study, perhaps moving away from ‘external’ evaluation of the postures and moving towards an ‘internal’ sense of the postures, moving away from the more used traditional approach of systemised yoga to a more experiential approach. Whilst looking at traditional Hatha Yoga postures and pranayamas, I will be encouraging fun and freedom within the traditional structure, whilst taking into our awareness fundamental anatomical and functional aspects required by our bodies for maximum wellbeing benefits.
Please bring a blanket, a yoga / Pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.
3 Nov - 15 Dec ( 7 weeks)
£12 per session | or £63 per 7 week course
This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.
You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email
Led by Amanda Schenk
Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.
Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.
In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.
You will need: paper (plain, no smaller than A5), lead pencil, eraser, sharpener, black fine liner or a pen. Optional is a black marker.
13 Nov and 4 Dec
7.30pm - 8.45pm (online only)
£8 per class | £28 per 4 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
This season our Book Club will be reading
16 Nov, 14 Dec
Thur 16 Nov
Still Life by Sarah Winman
Thur 14 Dec
The Five people You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
18 Jan, 15 Feb, 21 Mar, 18 Apr
Thur 18 Jan
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Thur 15 Feb
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
Thur 14 Mar
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
Thur 18 Apr
Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Suitable for 18+ years.
Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session (includes a glass of wine or soft drink from the bar)
Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.
Align and Flow Yoga is influenced by the biomechanics and heart orientated philosophy of the Anusara Hatha style of yoga. With a specific alignment focus within the flow of postures the practice will tone and strengthen the body, improve posture and create more freedom in the body and mind resulting in a calm and relaxed state of being.
Each week there will be a different theme weaving its’ way through the session, but a typical class starts with breathing techniques to centre and ground, poses to warm up and then progresses to a fun and challenging mix of vinyasa and alignment yoga.
This class is designed to cultivate focus, stamina, strength, and flexibility. Leaving time at the end for a well-deserved relaxation.
Come prepared for an energising class that will also leave you feeling relaxed.
Suitable for 18+ years
16 Sept - 9 Dec , exc 23 Sept & 25 Nov (11 weeks)
£12.50 per session | £115.50 for 11 week course
10am - 11am
Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.
Led by Jim Maving
Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the very beginning. This is a foundation course for those with little to no experience of playing guitar. You will learn how to hold a guitar and to make the right noises out of it. The aim of these lessons is to get you playing your first song within 4 weeks of lessons, as no-one takes up guitar to strum random chords, it’s all about the songs.
If you are returning to guitar having not played for some time and can barely remember chords this is a great way of getting back into the swing of things.
If you've never played guitar you need to book on the Absolute Beginners course!
These classes are split by skills level;
Beginners A - Recently completed the Absolute Beginners course but still some way to go. Yet to tackle bar chords and complicated rhythms.
Beginners B - Well on the way and able to do bar chords
17 Oct - 14 Nov (5 weeks)
28 Nov - 19 Dec (4 weeks)
7pm - 8pm
9 Jan - 6 Feb (5 weeks)
20 Feb - 19 Mar (5 weeks)
26 Mar - 23 Apr (5 weeks)
7.45pm - 8.45pm
£50 per 5 week course | £40 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 6pm on the first day of each course
Suitable for 18+ years.
Singing is a great way to relieve stress and promote well-being.
Meet new people and take some time for you in this new acappella choir for mums, dads, grandparents, carers and their babies!
It is a baby friendly class, created especially so you can bring the baby you care for. Grown ups are in a semi circle (with room for your buggy next to you) and babies can sit, crawl or play on the blanket in front of you.
These uplifting classes are led by conductor/composer (and mum) Marta Radwan. There's no auditions, no singing experience is needed and you don't need to have a 'good voice' - just an openness to have a go! You'll be sure to know the songs and there will even be some which include your little one.
* Free on-site parking
* Café (open all day)
* Baby changing facilities
Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers all welcome with their babies under 18 months
Fri 13 Oct - 17 Nov, exc 27 Oct (5 weeks)
24 Nov - 15 Dec (4 weeks)
12.30pm - 1.30pm
£10 per session | £36 for 4 week course | £40 for 5 week course